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Taliban confirm death of Badruddin Haqqani in drone strike last year

Badruddin.jpgThe Taliban, including Mullah Omar, eulogized Badruddin in a video released on their official website. Badruddin was thought to have been killed in a US drone strike in August 2012.


Mullah Sangeen Zadran, al Qaeda commander reported killed in drone strike

Mullah-Sangeen_Zadran-FMIG-video-Oct2012.jpgThe senior Haqqani Network commander and a Lashkar al Zil explosives expert are said to be among those killed in yesterday's strike in North Waziristan.


US drones kill 4 Haqqani Network fighters in North Waziristan strike

Today's strike is the second in Pakistan in six days. The Haqqani Network continues to operate freely in North Waziristan even though the group is closely allied with al Qaeda.


Taliban suicide team hits base at border crossing with Pakistan

The fighting forced the closure of the Torkham-Jalalabad road in Nangarhar, a key route from Afghanistan that is used to ferry NATO supplies from Pakistan. Dozens of trucks carrying fuel and supplies for NATO forces were destroyed.


Taliban killed 15 Afghan policemen in ambush

Three major clashes between the Taliban and Afghan security forces have been reported on the Herat-Kandahar highway over the past two weeks.


Taliban launch suicide assault on ISAF PRT in Ghazni

Members of the suicide assault team penetrated security at the Provincial Reconstruction Team in Ghazni. A Taliban suicide bomber also struck in the provincial capital of Helmand.


Taliban suicide assault team attacks Afghan Army base in Kapisa

The attack takes place just days after the governor of Kapisa said that the Taliban, HIG, and the Haqqani Network are in control of large areas of the province.


Afghan military claims dual-hatted Taliban and al Qaeda leader killed in ISAF airstrike

qari-zia-rahman.JPGThe Afghan military claimed Qari Zia Rahman was killed in an airstrike in Kunar, but the report is not confirmed. The wanted al Qaeda and Taliban commander has been reported killed in the past.


Australian, ISAF troops hunt down Afghan soldier involved in 2011 green-on-blue attack

Ghazi-Muhammad-Rozi.pngMohammed Roozi, who wounded three Australian soldiers and two Afghan troops in an attack in Uruzgan, was killed in the northern province of Takhar.


Islamic Jihad Union fighters attack US base, plant 'anti-helicopter' mine

The IJU continues to operate in eastern Afghanistan. The group said that fighters from Russia, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan as well as Pashtuns participated in attacks on US bases, and that the fighters have deployed a mine designed to down a US Apache.


3 al Qaeda military 'training experts' killed in US drone strike in Pakistan

The three al Qaeda trainers reported killed in the July 28 strike in North Waziristan hailed from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Yemen.


Taliban release video honoring 'Ghazi' who attacked ISAF soldiers, escaped custody

The Taliban video praises rogue Afghan National Army soldier Lambar Khan, who participated in a deadly July 9 "green-on-blue" attack at Kandahar Airfield, as well as a second rogue ANA soldier, Lieutenant Ihasanullah, who helped free Khan from custody a few days later. Both men are seen pledging allegiance to the Taliban.


US drones kill Taliban, 'Arab' fighters in strike in North Waziristan

Four "Arab fighters" are reported to have been killed by the US in Pakistan's Shawal Valley. The drone strike is the first reported in Pakistan in two weeks.


Afghan Taliban lauded suicide bombings days before opening 'political office'

Six days before the Taliban opened their de facto embassy in Qatar, the group published a defense and justification of suicide bombings.


Al Qaeda 'paramilitary commander,' Haqqani Network leader reported killed in recent drone strike

Abu Saif al Jaziri is an al Qaeda "paramilitary commander"; Maulana Akhtar Zadran is from the same tribe as Mullah Sangeen, who works closely with al Qaeda and is thought to be holding the only US soldier who has been captured in Afghanistan.


Suicide bombers kill 18 Afghan police in 2 attacks in the south

In Uruzgan, a suicide bomber wearing a police uniform detonated at a dining facility, killing 12 policemen. In Kandahar, a suicide bomber killed a border police commander.


Taliban launch suicide assault outside base in Kabul

The suicide assault team attacked a base in an area of Kabul where logistics and other contracting companies are located, killing seven people, including four Nepalese guards.


Taliban militants bungle coordinated multi-province terrorist attacks

Afghan security forces disrupted terrorist plots in Kabul City and Jalalabad, but a massive explosion near the Parwan provincial governor's compound caused significant damage. An additional suicide attack failed after the bomber prematurely detonated in Kunduz.


Taliban launch suicide assault on Presidential palace, CIA HQ in Kabul

The suicide assault team penetrated the perimeter at one of the most secured areas in Kabul and clashed with Afghan and US forces for nearly two hours before being defeated.


Taliban's shadow governor for Nuristan again reported killed in airstrike

Dost-Mohammed-AJ.jpgThe governors of Kunar and Nuristan provinces in Afghanistan claimed that Sheikh Dost Mohammed was killed in a US drone strike. Dost Mohammed's death is unconfirmed, and Afghan officials have claimed he was killed one other time already this year.